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Upcoming Workshop: Climate Change Adaptation for Forested Watershed Management

On November 7-8 in Westborough, MA, natural resource professionals who work within and manage water supply forests are invited to a workshop to consider the impacts of climate change on forested watersheds with particular emphasis on water supply management. This event will provide opportunities to learn more about current and anticipated effects of climate change on forested watersheds in the Northeast; and to explore relevant climate tools and case studies from ongoing forest adaptation efforts in water supply forests.

Join them on Day 1 for presentations and technical information, then again on Day 2 for an active field day where participants will investigate real-world forest issues and climate adaptation responses at sites around the Wachusett Reservoir (space is limited*).

Technical presentations will describe changing water budgets in forested watersheds, effects of altered precipitation on forest soils, redefining best management practices in a changing climate, silviculture in an era of change, and more!

Details:

  • No fee for attendance
  • *On day 2, attendance is capped at 75
  • CFE credits are being requested
  • Lunch and light refreshments provided

Please find the tentative agenda, registration link, and more information related to this workshop on their webpage

This workshop is organized by the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub, US Forest Service, MA DCR, Sweet Birch Consulting, Manchester Water Works and the New England Watershed Managers (NEWMAN) Collaborative. Contact Danielle Shannon (dshannon@mtu.edu) of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science for more information. Photo credit- Climate Change Response Framework

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